at Digging Dog
Cup and Saucer Vine
photo: Michael Wolf via Wikimedia Commons.
Conjuring an Alice in Wonderland adventure, this
impressive fast growing climber sprouts deep green pinnate
leaflets, tendrils galore and an eye-catching bonanza
of inky purple-colored Campanula-like bells with a musky scent, shapely stamens and ruffled
green bracts. The tender hummingbirdfriendly
Cup and Saucer Vine hails
from Mexico and tropical South
America, so it naturally works best
as a quick-cover annual or container
specimen in cold climates
and a stand-alone evergreen in
warmer ones. Wondrous even to
Charles Darwin, who included
it in his 1875 book about
climbing plants, Cobaea scandens'
floriferous display relishes
moist free draining soil and
still entrances garden visitors
today. Large band.
Size: 10'–20' high & spreading; hardy to zone 9.
Cobaea scandens (T-0280)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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